Sexuality

  • # 43113

    Madonna.

    Sex

    New York : Warner Books, 1992. First American Edition. Quarto, metal boards, spiral bound, title blindstamped to front board, decoration die-stamped to back board, with the CD and foil wrapper (showing handling marks), illustrated with sexually explicit photographs. A scarce copy of Madonna’s Sex, still sealed an unopened in the wrapper. .

  • # 43009

    MIZER, Bob (1922 - 1992); TOM OF FINLAND

    Physique pictorial. 16 issues featuring covers by Tom of Finland

    Los Angeles : AMG, 1961 – 1976. 16 issues of Physique Pictorial all featuring covers designed by legendary gay artist Touko Valio Laaksonen (known by the pseudonym ‘Tom of Finland’, each issue octavo, pictorial wrappers, each approximately pp. 32, black and white photographs of male nudes. The breakthrough publication which saw Touko Laaksonen’s ‘dirty little …

  • # 42855

    TOWNSEND, Larry (1930 - 2008, pseudonym of Bud Bernhardt)

    The Leatherman’s Handbook

    New York : Olympia Press, 1972. Octavo, paperback, original wrappers, light rubbing to corners, crease to spine with crack in text block, pp. [viii]; 319; [7 – advertisements], internally clean, a very good to fine copy. ‘The only definitive exploration of the gay S & M leather scene over written by a qualified writer who …

  • # 42889

    AUDEN, W. H. (1907 - 1973)

    The platonic blow

    New York : the Fuck You Press, 1965. First separate edition. Quarto, printed wrappers, pp. 12. Limited to 300 copies, 10 additional deluxe editons in three variations also printed. The platonic blow, sometimes known as The gobble poem, is an gay erotic poem which graphically describes an act of oral sex between two young men. Originally composed in 1948, …

  • # 42888

    BARTON, Crawford (1943 - 1993)

    Beautiful men

    San Mateo, CA : Liberation Publications, 1976. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (a little rubbed and creased), pp. [96], internally fine. Iconic and seminal photobook, the first publication from Crawford Barton, who is noted for his documentation of the emergent gay subculture in San Francisco from the 1960s to 1980s. Rare.

  • # 42724

    NORMAN, Karyl [performer and lyricist]; WEBER, Edwin J. [music]; BERRY, Hyatt (lyrics)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Nobody lied (when they said that I cried over you)

    New York : Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1922. Sheet music, cover illustration of Karyl Norman (aka George Francis Peduzzi) ‘The Creole Fashion Plate’ in full drag, pp. 6, owner’s name to upper panel, a fine copy. ‘Karyl Norman’ (1897 – 1947) was born in Baltimore, leaving home at the age of 16 and performing …

  • # 42821

    Various.

    [FEMINISM] Lip. Issue 7. 1982/3. A feminist arts journal.

    Melbourne : Women in the Visual Arts Collective, [1982].  Quarto, original wrappers (light handling marks), pp 89, b/w illustrations, a very good copy. ‘Lip is a collective of feminists who represent a wide range of political, social and cultural stances’ (p. 1) Lip was published in 8 issues from 1976 to 1984. This issue includes …

  • # 42820

    Various.

    [FEMINISM] Lip (1976)

    Melbourne : Women in the Visual Arts Collective, [October, 1976]. (First issue of this periodical). Quarto, original stiff wrappers covered in pink silk and printed in pink (a little marked); pp 44, b/w illustrations, lacking the double-page removable foldout with white doyly by artist Frances Phoenix (Budden) at centre, a good copy. ‘Lip is a …

  • # 31880

    NORTH, Gerry, et al.

    The night of your life. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (limited edition)

    Sydney : Rural and City Media Services, 1992. Quarto, full leather with pictorial inlay, glassine wrapper, corrugated card slipcase (some marks and a small chip), illustrated endpapers (a little foxed), presentation inscription, pp. 176, extensively illustrated. Limited to 4000 numbered copies, explanation slip for the design of the limited edition stamp loosely enclosed. The deluxe …

  • # 41529

    HILLERSBERG, Lars; SVEDBERG, Lena; DE GEER, Carl Johan, et al.

    Puss. (Complete set, plus prospectus)

    Stockholm : Puss, 1968-1973. A complete set of twenty-five issues; number 1 (January 1968) – number 24, (1973), plus the unnumbered issue and the rare prospectus which advertises the Puss preview presented at the Konsthall, 2-14 December 1967. Quarto (nos. 1-21 and the unnumbered issue, as well as the 4-page prospectus) and folio (nos 22-24); …

  • # 38903

    MILK, Harvey (1930-1978)

    Harvey Milk / Supervisor [original screenprinted campaign sign 1975]

    San Francisco : Harvey Milk for Supervisor, [1975]. Campaign sign, 22 x 28 inches (56 x 71 cms), screenprinted on heavy card, with metal grommets at the corners for mounting, minor scuffing to the blue paint on the letter ‘K’, address rubber stamped lower right corner, with “Paid for by the Committee to Elect” added …

  • # 42759

    PARKER SISTERS; TOM OF FINLAND

    Gay Monopoly : a celebration of gay life!

    West Hollywood, CA : The Parker Sisters, Division of Fire Island Games, Inc., [1983]. Board game, 26 x 51 x 4 cm, illustrated (light edge wear, one corner split), containing illustrated game board and card tray housing instruction booklet, 6 tokens, 2 dice, 30 Ollie’s Bar tokens, 12 bathhouses, 21 Family Pride cards, 16 Manhipulation …

  • # 42519

    "BRUCE OF LOS ANGELES" [BELLAS, Bruce] (1909 - 1974)

    The male figure

    Volume thirty-six. Los Angeles : Bruce of Los Angeles, 1966. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp 54, with photographic illustrations. Fine, uncirculated copy. The thirty-sixth volume of a beefcake magazine first published in 1956, dedicated to the male figure by renowned photographer Bruce Bellas, who published under the name Bruce of Los Angeles. Bruce’s distinctive skill in …

  • # 42497

    McDIARMID, David

    Gifts from David McDiarmid

    Melbourne : Perimeter Editions, 2014. Quarto, lettered boards, pp. 88, illustrated. New copy. Printed in an edition of 700 copies. David McDiarmid (1952–1995) was an artist, designer, DJ and activist who made an indelible impact on the intersecting histories of art, craft, fashion, graphic design, gay liberation and AIDS awareness in Australia and New York. …

  • # 42496

    HOGAN, Lou Rand; COSTAIN, David (illustrator)

    The Gay Cookbook (first edition)

    / by Lou Rand Hogan. Campy cartoons by David Costain. Los Angeles : Sherbourne Press, 1965. First edition, first impression. Large octavo, lettered paper boards (bumped at corners, spine sunned, lightly marked, stain to fore edge), pp. viii; 280, line illustrations; internally clean. A good copy of the true first edition, issued in much larger format …

  • # 42292

    ZIHERI, Vivian

    The Lip anthology : an Australian feminist arts journal 1976 – 1984

    Edited by Vivian Ziherl. Amsterdam : Kunstverein Publishing and Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, in association with Grazer Kunstverein (Austria), 2013. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 192, illustrated. New copy. Lip Magazine was self-published by women in Melbourne from 1976 to 1984 and stood as a lightning rod for Australian feminist artistic practice throughout the Women’s Liberation …